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St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Fri, Apr 8, 2016 5:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Fri, Apr 15, 2016 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Prestir
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Midnight Sun
- Competition: Emerging Filmmaker
Family Drama
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2015
Runtime:99 min
Festivals & Awards:Golden Shell - San Sebastian Film Festival
Best Feature and Best Manuscript Award - Sao Paulo Film Festival
Artistic Achievement Award - Thessaloniki Film Festival
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:Versatile
Director:Rúnar Rúnarsson
Producer:Rúnar Rúnarsson
Mikkel Jersin
Birgitte Hald
Igor A. Nola
Lilja Snorrisdóttir
Cinematographer:Sophia Olsson
Screenwriter:Rúnar Rúnarsson
Editor:Jacob Schulsinger
Composer:Kjartan Sveinsson
Principal Cast:Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir
Kristbjörg Kjeld
Rade Šerbedžija
Filmography:Volcano ('11)


Forced to return to the remote village of his childhood to live with his estranged father, teenager Ari has never felt more isolated. While his hard-partying dad and loving but frail grandmother do their best to mend the broken past, local bullies and rough living leave Ari struggling to find his place. Unfolding with pathos and understated emotion, Sparrows is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about learning to stand up for yourself. Solid directing and spectacular surroundings lift it well above the teen drama genre.


”Hushed sensitivity is the order of the day in this measured, moving mini-bildungsroman, which sees Rúnarsson carrying over the observational exactitude and majestic sense of place” - Variety

"What marks Rúnarsson's film out from so many similar coming-of-age films is its strong sense of place and the inner strength of his central character." - Eye For Film